Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit 5.0 Community Technical Preview (CTP) Now Available!

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The Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit team is working on a new version of the MAP Toolkit—5.0. This enhanced toolkit includes new features for assessing heterogeneous server environments, the ability to determine usage of deployed System Center Configuration Manager (a member of the Core Client Access License (Core CAL) Suite), and readiness assessment for migration or upgrade to Office 2010.

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Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit 5.0 (CTP)

The Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit 5.0 (CTP) is an agentless tool designed to simplify and streamline the IT infrastructure planning process across multiple scenarios through network-wide automated discovery and assessments.  This tool makes it easier for Microsoft customers and partners to quickly identify what clients, servers, and network devices are in their IT environment, with the ability to discover all computers within Active Directory and workgroup environments. It performs key functions that include hardware, device, and software inventory, hardware compatibility analysis, virtualization readiness planning, and generation of actionable, environment-specific IT proposals for migration or upgrade to most major Microsoft technologies.

Toolkit Features- What’s New with version 5.0 (CTP)?

The Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit 5.0 (CTP) includes the following new features:

  • Heterogeneous Server Environment Inventory for Technologies including Windows Server, Linux, UNIX and VMware
  • Ability to determine usage of deployed  System Center Configuration Manager, a member of the Core Client Access License (Core CAL) Suite.
  • Office 2010 Readiness Assessment.

Additional Features

  • Windows 7 Hardware and Device Compatibility Assessment
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Hardware and Device Compatibility Assessment
  • Virtualization Candidates Assessment for Hyper-V Server Consolidation
  • Inventory of VMware Server Hosts and Guests
  • User Interface and Proposal Customization for Partner co-branding
  • Enhanced Usability and Improved Inventory Performance
  • SQL Server Instance Discovery
  • Desktop Security Assessment for Anti-virus and Anti-malware Programs Installation
  • Forefront Client Security/NAP Readiness Assessment

Target Audience

  • Customers: IT Architects, Infrastructure Specialists and Desktop/Application Administrators
  • Partners: System Integrators, Value-Added Partners and IT Consultants

Key Benefits

  • Quick Assessment of Your Existing infrastructure and assets
  • Adaptive Guidance and Actionable Proposals that provide specific recommendations that will help simplify your planning and deployment of Microsoft technologies
  • One-Stop Shop for All Your Planning (or Pre-Sales) Needs

Register for the MAP Toolkit 5.0 CTP and download. (Live ID required)

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